Topical Questions

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 10th March 2022.

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Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Conservative, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton

According to Southern Water’s own figures, between 27 December 2021 and 6 January 2022, for 236 hours untreated wastewater was discharged from the Lidsey sewage treatment plant into the Lidsey Rife en route to the sea. That is 24 hours a day for 10 consecutive days. The final draft of “The government’s strategic priorities for Ofwat” states that the Government expect water companies to

“significantly reduce the frequency and volume of sewage discharges from storm overflows.”

Can the Minister confirm—